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All you can EAT!

By now you MUST have heard about NewcastleGateshead’s annual EAT! Festival. Tickets have been flying out the kitchen (!) for a few months now, and we’ve been tweet tweet tweeting about them but don’t fear, there is still plenty going on to get involved in all around the region, incl

Proper Food & Drink Festival

If you consider yourself a Proper Person in need of some Proper Food and Drink, this weekend over 100 of the finest artisan food producers will be selling the best locally-made food to you at the Proper Food and Drink Festival at North Shields. Enjoy a huge array of hot food stalls selli

Last Night of the Proms – The Proms Goes to the Movies for NEPAC

Join in the 24th North East Last Night of the Proms at the City Hall, Newcastle, which will include a selection of great film music and songs, from all-time classics to recent Hollywood blockbusters including Schindler's List, 2001 Space Odyssey, Fatal Attraction, Wizard of Oz, Les Miserab

Feature Interview - Graeme Cuthell of Irvins Brasserie

Graeme Cuthell, founder of Irvins Brasserie in North Shields, has cooked for all sorts of celebrities including the Beckhams, Mick Jagger and Kylie. He also used to be the private chef for British composer and impresario of musical theatre Andrew Lloyd Webber. In this interview Graeme tal

British Science Festival

The British Science Festival is an annual event, which in 2013 will be taking place in Newcastle upon Tyne, from 7-12 September. During this time, the city will host hundreds of science, technology, engineering and maths events - from talks and debates, to workshops, exhibitions and perfo

How to dine like a celebrity!

Graeme Cuthell, founder/owner of Irvins Brasserie in North Shields has provided us with this simple but delicious and affordable 3 course meal fit for a celebrity. Confit duck, fennel and sesame salad Ingredients: 4 large duck legs 1 kilo duck fat 1 head fennel 1 red onion ½ cucumbe

Music Slash Art introduces itself to Newcastle

“From the outset we wanted to challenge preconceptions of a venue and focus on the experience.” – Danny Hughes (@HeyMrHughes), one of the creators and thinkers behind MSA. If you haven’t already had the pleasure of checking MSA (@MusicSlashArt) out, then I really advise you to do so. Locate

Epic News!

Good day Epic friends! Its been some time since we've posted one of these here bit-o'-news but as it happens we just so happen to have some news! Fancy that! First up, there's been a few folks wondering what's happened to our monthly meetups or 'Powwows'. Where've they gone, are they still happen

Tangle, love at first sight.

Seen someone that caught your eye? Didn't have the time or confidence to speak with them? If your question is "How to make up for that lost occasion?" or "How to get a second chance with them?", Tangle is the app for you. This app makes easier for people, especially the shy ones, to conn

Ale's Well That Ends Well

"Ale is trendy coz handsome young men with beards and tight jeans drink it, right?" - Dave Stone, Owner of The Bridge Tavern. Besides from raising a perfectly valid point there, ale has in fact become quite cool amongst the younger folk in recent years. If, like me (shamefully) you've associated re